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Tuesday, 17 March 2015


Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Posted by Kevan Lee , , No comments

Everyone knows about the fairytale story of a poor girl marrying a prince. All she needs to do was to believe and to be kind always even to her step mother who treats her like the house maid. This story was no different rendition from the fairytale that we all come to love/hate while we were growing up. 

Master IMBD, summarise for us - When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger. Which basically means Ella or Cinderella later (Lily James) fall in love with a prince, (Richard Madden) and hopes to marry him but was stop by the almighty bitchy stepmother, (Cate Blanchett) and her two daughter, Drisella and Anastasia who I won't even bother mentioning the actresses. 


Everything about the fairytale was in the movie, from the super glassy heels/slippers, the almighty golden pumpkin carriage and whatever which in the fairytale are all present in this very movie. The acting of step mother was something to applaud for, now only does she gives you an eerie vibe, Cate Blanchett manage to make you hate her so much in the movie and wish she had not step in the household of Ella and ruined it. Her two snobbish daughters make it even easier to hate them all. The settings are beautifully decorated like those in a fairytale, and the costume wore by Cinderella was to die for. Blue and as it if is glowing, paired with her glass shoes. 


Like all other fairytale, the ending is expected - happy ending. A korean drama nowadays can be categorized as fairytale also. There won't be any sad ending. It is bad for me because I was expecting some twisted rendition of Cinderella, but meh, expected. Besides the stepmother, most of the characters are forgettable. They don't possess any background or history, it was merely there to fit in. I guess reading the fairytale won't help you much either. It was written as a book when the story ends, you fall asleep, not staying up asking questions.


If you are a die hard fan of Cinderella, and only if you really really really really love this fairytale. Please do me a favour and still watch it at home. Movies like these are made to rip out parents and those who still living in land of fairytale. You take your freaking money and watch Chappie instead, much more feeling than this fairytale. 

TL;DR: Happy ending guaranteed. 


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